eft-stage eastern newt in Massachusetts forest. Photo taken by Molly Bletz.
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Tompros, A., Dean, A. D., Fenton, A., Wilber, M. Q., Carter, E. D., & Gray, M. J. (2021). Frequency‐dependent transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in eastern newts. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
Carter ED, Bletz MC, Le Sage M, LaBumbard B, Rollins-Smith LA, Woodhams DC, Miller DL, Gray MJ. 2021. Winter is coming–Temperature affects immune defenses and susceptibility to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. PLoS Pathogens 17(2): e1009234. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1009234
Islam R. M., Gray M. J., Peace A. 2021. Identifying the dominant transmission pathway in a multi-stage infection model of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans on the eastern newt. Pages 193-216 in M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem, G. A. Ngwa (eds.), Infectious Diseases and Our Planet, Mathematics of Planet Earth 7, New York: Springer.
Wilber MQ, Carter ED, Gray MJ, Briggs CJ. 2021. Putative resistance and tolerance mechanisms have little impact on disease progression for an emerging salamander pathogen. Functional Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13754
Cusaac, J. P. W, E. D. Carter, D. C. Woodhams, J. Robert, J. A. Spatz, J. L. Howard, C. Lillard, A. W. Graham, R. D. Hill, S. Reinsch, D. McGinnity, B. Reeves, D. Bemis, R. P. Wilkes, W. B. Sutton, T. B. Waltzek, R. H. Hardman, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray. 2021. Emerging Pathogens and a Current-Use Pesticide: Potential Impacts on Eastern Hellbenders. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. DOI: 10.1002/aah.10117.
Brunner, J. L. 2020. Pooled samples and eDNA-based detection can facilitate the “clean trade” of aquatic animals. Scientific Reports 10:10280.
Kumar, R., D. A. Malagon, E. D. Carter, M. L. Bohanon, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, D. L. Miller and M. J. Gray. 2020. Experimental methodologies can affect pathogenicity of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans infections. PLoS ONE.
Robinson, K. A., K. E. Pereira, M. C. Bletz, E. D. Carter, M. J. Gray, J. Piovia-Scott, J. M. Romansic, D. C. Woodhams, and L. Fritz-Laylin. 2020. Isolation and maintenance of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans cultures. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.
Islam, R. M., M. J. Gray, and A. Peace. 2020 (in press). Identifying the dominant transmission pathway in a multi-stage infection model of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans on the eastern newt. Mathematics of Planet Earth (Infectious Diseases of Our Planet), Springer, New York.
Pereira, K. E., M. J. Gray, J. L. Kerby, E. H. Campbell Grant, and J. Voyles. 2020. The next threat: how do we stop fungal disease from devastating North American salamanders? Wildlife Professional 14:41-46.
Rollins-Smith, L.A. 2020. Global amphibian declines, disease, and the ongoing battle between Batrachochytrium fungi and the immune system. Herpetologica. 76: 178–188
Malagon, D. A., L. A. Melara, O. F. Proper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, J. A. Fordyce, A. C. Peterson, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray. 2020. Host density and habitat structure influence host contact rates and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans transmission. Scientific Reports 10, 5584. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62351-x.